Buprestidae of South Australia
( Jewel beetles )
by Peter J. Lang
Neocuris cf. discoflava Large lacuna  
subfamily  Buprestinae » tribe  Curidini » subtribe  Neocurina
Neocuris cf. discoflava Large lacuna   Adult images
Neocuris cf. discoflava Large lacuna, PL3485, male, from Eucalyptus gypsophila, GT, 5.2 × 2.4 mm
Actual
size¹:
5.2 mm
×
2.3 mm
Measurements (mm)
male
L15.2
5.2 – 5.2
n = 2
L25.2
n = 1
W2.2
2.15 – 2.35
n = 2
Legend  L1length from clypeus/frons to elytral apex (mean, range, sample size)
L2length from anterior of edge of eyes to elytral apex
Wmaximum width with elytra fully closed
Neocuris cf. discoflava Large lacuna  Distinctive features

Elytral lacunae larger than in Neocuris discoflava, making most of the elytra unpigmented; also the pronotum is entirely metallic green-blue instead of blackish with multi-coloured margins as in N. discoflava.

Distribution
SA Regions¹:  GTEP
Australian States:  WA?SA
South Australia distribution
LegendP.J.Lang collection vouchered records
other private collection or museum specimens, or sightings
Satellite map
Terrain map
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Adult activity records for Neocuris cf. discoflava Large lacuna  (total of 1 beetles)
1
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Legend
live emerged adults, count > median value of 1 per quarter month
live emerged adults, count <= median value of 1
live non-emerged adults only, for that quarter month
12
number of active beetles for that quarter month
Adult host plant
beetles sites SA regions¹ family position on host plant
Eucalyptus gypsophila11GTM
Legendbeetlescount of beetles collected from, or sighted on, host plant taxon
sitescount of major sites (unique 10 km grid cells +/- some distinct approximate localities)
Plant family
Code beetles % host plant taxa
M Myrtaceae 1 100% 1
Position on adult host
positionbeetlessites
on flowering plant11
Lure affinity
colour beetles sites SA regions¹
blue11EP
¹ LegendregionsSA State Herbarium regions (map)
EA: Eastern, EP: Eyre Peninsula, FR: Flinders Ranges, GT: Gairdner-Torrens, KI: Kangaroo Island, LE: Lake Eyre, MU: Murray, NL: Northern Lofty, NU: Nullarbor, NW: North-Western, SE: South-Eastern, SL: Southern Lofty, YP: Yorke Peninsula
sizeThe ellipse is the correct size when printed, indicative on a desktop screen, and likely to be wrong on a mobile device.